Kathleen’s Review: On Edge by Gabor-Not what I expected- observations and comparisons

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Hi folks Kathleen here. I was excited when I saw Gabor’s new style On Edge available. From her product photos I was thinking she’d be a shorter version of Estetica’s Sky. I chose two colors to review both on loan from CysterWigs, SS Sandy Blonde and SS Hazelnut. Hmmm she wasn’t what I expected. First of all I thought she’d be longer in the front…like the product photos illustrate. Well if I had payed more attention to the measurements I shouldn’t of been surprised. So note to self…don’t just look at the photos look at the measurements that are listed. They are accurate. 😉 I was also surprised how light the hair density was..how flat she was. Again its hard to tell but the product photos show a much more voluminous On Edge. I have a small head but a long “full” face and this style just hung on me and did nothing for me. So for me a disappointment. But..a big but this wig is exactly perfect for the woman who has or had very thin hair and doesn’t want to wear thick voluminous wigs..or has a slight frame where most wigs swim on her and she ends up thinning out every wig she gets. On Edge has very light hair density..very very feathery razored ends…and would be beautiful on…someone else…😉😂

Below is me wearing the SS Sandy Blonde On Edge. This color is a beautiful neutral light dynamic blonde. She has some warmth but is in no way a golden blonde. Very pretty color. Image 2) illustrates those feathery razored ends.

On edge has a lace front and left mono part. No permatease on top(where I could use some for a little lift 😉) but curiously permatease at the ears and all the way around the wig..which for me gives the appearance that I have an egg head…just not flattering on me. 😂 So that rounded shape you see in image 3) is more from the permatease than the hair itself.

Images 4) -8) illustrates how light and feathery she is. I have her on a small wig head (19”) so not life size but since I had these on loan I didn’t want to risk stretching the cap out at all. You can see how neutral this color is. Now I’m an artist and I realize this color is supposed to be lightly rooted. But you could fool me. I honestly do not see any change in color or tone or value at the roots. I would love to compare the rooted and non rooted version of this color. Having said that this is a very pretty pleasant light blonde with enough variation in colors to not be boring.

The knotting on the lace front are very small and well done. I found the mono features in general were a little skimpy. I personally don’t like very thick dense mono features though so for me this isn’t an issue but its something to note. As with all Gabor caps On Edge was extremely comfortable to wear.

Image 10) – 13) illustrates the SS Hazelnut color. I love love love this color. I beautiful warm medium brown with some soft natural brownish auburn highlights…evenly mixed all throughout the wig. These photos were taken in natural even light and are very accurate color wise. I was happily surprised how much I loved this color. 😊

Below in image 14) I compare my beloved Pippa by Tony of Beverly and On Edge. A big difference in hair density. I’m all face wearing On Edge where as in Pippa there is a balance between face and hair. The dimensions are similar..Pippa is a little longer in front but a little shorter in back.
Again On Edge is a very pretty delicately cut style. Absolutely wonderful for someone who always needs to thin their wigs out. I will bet my bottom dollar you won’t need to thin On Edge at all.

Below in image 15) I compare my Ellen Wille United with On Edge. United has very realistic hair density but she still has a lot more hair than On Edge. United also has lots of layers to fluff up and very little permatease so she lays more naturally on my head. On Edge is sleek and the permatease around the middle of her style gives her a more classic rounded appearance.

Below in image 16) are the weights and measurements of EW’s United Gabor’s On Edge and TOB’s Pippa. All very similar. You can see that even though United and On Edge have similar measurements United is a full ounce heavier. That could be cap construction but I think its because she has a lot more hair too.

So the take away here is just because On Edge doesn’t work for me…she could be the perfect chin length bob you’ve been looking for. Sleek very light hair density classic shape with feathery razored ends to give her a contemporary flair. ENJOY!

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On Edge by Gabor

You can see all of Kathleen’s posts here as well seeing her talent as an amazing artist at KathleenRyanArt.com.



  1. Cynthia Lewman
    April 26, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Great review, Kathleen! Thank you! I’m actually pleased it doesn’t look like the manufacturer’s photos. I think it’s super cute on you and Taz. You both look adorable. I bet you’ll grow to love this style 🙂 I might have to get this one too. The lighter density looks great on you even though I know it’s a bit of a shock for you. That’s how I felt out Ellen Wille’s Rich. It seemed so thin at first. But after I wore it awhile and messed with the style and listened to my husband say over and over, “that’s sexy hair!”, I now love it. LOL! I believe we’ve reconditioned ourselves to the thicker more abundant “helper” hair that personally I never had, ever! My only question is with these “lighter” styles is should we worry about the wefts being exposed in the wind if we don’t pick a color close to our bio hair?

    • Kathleen Ryan
      April 30, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Hi Cynthia..thanks for your sweet comments xxox…I didn’t observe any wefts showing with the wind blowing..when I was taking photos it actually was quite windy and I didn’t see a problem. Sandy Blonde it quite light too. I think this would be a wonderful airy light weight choice for summer…I loved the Hazelnut color..so gorgeous..hint hint..lol I think you’d enjoy this short easy to wear bob…enjoy..:-) best-Kathleen

  2. Joan Boes
    April 26, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Kathleen – another terrific review !!! Your photos are simply amazing. The color reproduction is spot-on. Your descriptions and comparisons are exactly correct. Thanks so much ! Very, very helpful.

    • Kathleen Ryan
      April 30, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      Oh my Joan…you just brightened up my Monday!…thank you very much…I am glad you enjoy my reviews..it means a lot to me…all the best-Kathleen

  3. Anne A
    May 3, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Thank you for your great review, Kathleen, and for clarifying that it’s low density. This one is not for me because I prefer something more voluminous. If we’re talking A-line bobs, Sky is gorgeous, I think! Your reviews are thorough and your comparisons are very helpful: I have never had such a closeup view of shadow shades hazelnut and have always been very curious about it. Thank you!

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 26, 2018 / 10:20 am

      Hi Ann I am so glad this review helped you..that is why I do them..Isn’t Shadow Shades Hazelnut gorgeous?:-) best-Kathleen

  4. Jen
    May 5, 2018 / 12:36 am

    Great review and pictures! I saw Taz’s video of this wig and I thought she misspoke at first because I don’t think this wigs looks anything like the manufacturer pics!! I think you look lovely and I like the wig… It just doesn’t look like I expected. I may try this wig, I’m going to think on it. I have had such thin hair that when I buy most wigs I feel like I look strange like my faux hair looks huge on me. (It doesn’t but my hair loss was just bad for years.) I really like Kai because the density is low with no permatease so I’m going to put this on my list of hair to think about. Thank you for the review.

    • Kathleen Ryan
      May 26, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Thanks for commenting Jen…Kai is a great choice I love that one. This one looks adrable just not what I expected..;-) best-Kathleen

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